TULUM, Quintana Roo – In a remarkable initiative led by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Eco-Bahía enthusiastically participated in the Global Big Day (GBD), collecting vital avian data worldwide. This time, their special visit to the biodiverse community of Uxuxubi proved to be a bird lover’s paradise, hosting numerous species of magnificent birds.
Birds play an integral role in our environment, acting as indicators of air quality and ecosystem health. Beyond serenading us with their enchanting melodies, these extraordinary creatures provide essential ecosystem services, including pollination and population control, notably regulating mosquito populations.
Eco-Bahía, recognizing the significance of avian conservation, inaugurated their birdwatching activity in Uxuxubi, a sustainable and low-impact tourism alternative. During this exclusive visit, a select group had the privilege of witnessing the rich avian biodiversity that thrives in Uxuxubi. Notably, sightings included endangered species under various degrees of protection.
The avian tourism venture in Uxuxubi not only offered visitors an enriching experience but also provided added value to the local community. Participants reveled in the natural beauty of the region, explored a stunning cenote, savored local gastronomy, and supported local artisans, such as honey producers.
Expressing gratitude to the Uxuxubi community and Uxuxublki al Natural for their collaboration and alliance, Yuritzi Espino, the Manager of the Ecological Foundation Eco-Bahía, stated, “At Eco-Bahía, we firmly believe in the importance of protecting and cherishing birds as they bridge our worlds and signify the health of our ecosystems.”
The Global Big Day presents a unique opportunity to observe, share, and connect on an international level. By gathering data on bird distribution and population counts, we can contribute to scientific research aimed at safeguarding both species and their habitats.
Espino further added, “At Eco-Bahía, we will continue to promote sustainable birdwatching as part of our wildlife monitoring and protection program. We will closely collaborate with local communities and conservation experts to preserve biodiversity and ensure a sustainable future for migratory birds. Let us observe, share, and connect with the fascinating world of birds!”